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From historical and educational exhibits to beautiful displays of local, national, and international art, the Jewish Community Center Gallery host a wide array of content. Located just next to the JCC Theater, the Gallery provides individuals an excellent opportunity to immerse themselves on culturally enriching exhibitions. Exhibits cycle through on a monthly basis, providing a constant stream of new material. The Jewish Community Center Gallery is open to the public. Admission is free.

Art Gallery Hours
Monday - Thursday.................8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday...................................8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday.................................11:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you have any questions on Gallery hours, please call (402) 334-8200.

Gallery Manager: Lynn Batten, (402) 334-6564

Current & upcoming Exhibits

MARCH  |  Photography by Julian Adair  &  Paintings by David Patterson
Local artists Julian Adair and David Patterson will display their dance themed artwork in the Gallery during the month of March.

APRIL 1-26  |  Art and the Holocaust
The Institute for Holocaust Education will display an exhibit of artwork from local middle school students. More than 800 middle school students from across Omaha studied the Holocaust and participated in the IHE’s visual art project. Selected student pieces will be on display. The artwork is based on coursework from the IHE in which students studied the victims of the Holocaust and art from that era.

MAY 1-10   |  Selected Works by Jerry Jacoby

Select pieces of artwork from Jerry Jacoby will be on display in the JCC Gallery during the beginning of May. Jerry Jacoby (1938 – 2018) was a Nebraska native artist, known internationally for his diverse styles and mediums. He was born in Lincoln where he received his bachelors and master’s degrees in fine arts at the University of Nebraska.  He endured longtime eyesight problems that could not prevent him from being a prolific artist having done several thousand works in his lifetime, most commissioned.  He began his career as a commercial graphic artist drawing freehand, buildings for developers and architects.  He has been a professional independent artist since the early 1970’s.
His works are in museums in the United States and Europe.  Jerry wanted his art to be accessible to collectors.  As such, he would primarily market his works through word of mouth and the Artist Cooperative Gallery in the Old Market in Omaha. His physical talent was nearly matched by his musical talent playing primarily various saxophones.  He was often found in jazz clubs, Creighton University basketball games, with the Gulizia Brothers and many private venues. 

May 14-30  |  Student Artwork from JCC Enrichment Academy Participants & Friedel Jewish Academy
Students from the Pennie Z. Davis Child Development Center and Friedel Jewish Academy will present a sampling of student artwork from the 2018-2019 academic year.

JUNE 2-28  |  Katrina Swanson & Dar VandeVoort
Local artists Katrina Swanson and Dar VandeVoort will display paintings during the month of June.